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Remo
12-18-09, 05:42 PM
This guy gave it a try.:L
Remo:cool

YouTube - PETE TAKES HIS CORVETTE OUT IN A SNOW STORM AND GETS STUCK. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulVtNdClhb8)

jrose7004
12-18-09, 06:36 PM
Nope just won't do it!

T.M.808
12-18-09, 09:26 PM
They can't even spell corvette in the intro,thats grounds for revolking his vette benifits..We don't get anywere near cold enough to snow here,but i know i might try.
I took my c5 on the sand one time to within 50 ft of the ocean,anyone who knows me,knows my c5 was so low,you could make a fist,and not be able to slide your fist under my car.. :cool

muddywaters
12-18-09, 09:27 PM
A good way to ruin a nice car..........

vett boy
12-18-09, 09:44 PM
I wouldn't drive my vett in the snow but if the roads are dry and clear I'd go for it .The Corvette is not holding it's value so drive 'em

6 Shooter
12-18-09, 10:27 PM
http://www.therealfun.com/wallpapers/Hot_Girl_and_Red_corvette_snow_stuck_06_12012.jpg

gmjunkie
12-18-09, 10:40 PM
I wouldn't drive my vett in the snow but if the roads are dry and clear I'd go for it .The Corvette is not holding it's value so drive 'emI didn't drive it,But your car has damn sure seen the snow!!!:boogie:boogie:boogie

http://www.corvettevalley.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7287&stc=1&d=1226824348

TooFast
12-19-09, 08:13 AM
No way, no how, just won't happen! There are those that do, and they criticize those of us that don't, but I just can't see it. I spend too much time keeping the car clean, under, wheels, wells, etc.

Patrick
12-19-09, 12:05 PM
http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/nn411/minicoopers11/picard-facepalm.jpg

For those of you who may be relatively new to the CAC, you have now stumbled onto a seasonal tradition here in the C5 Forums: Remo's annual admonition against driving your C5 in the snow. This is the warning signal for staff that it's time to get the winter meds out. Left to his own devices this time of year, Remo's separation from his Corvette could reach crisis levels that might break the internet.

*Shovels some snow out of the way*
Let's take a walk down this newly shovelled memory lane...

2008 (http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/c5-general-discussion/109691-driving-c5-snow.html):


I always like to start winter off with my annual inquiry. Are you one of those wicked brave guys that drives his C5 in the snow? If yes...let's hear from you.
Remo:cool
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/DeeGee/HPIM2550.jpg


Lots of pictures of deep snow in that thread.

2007 (http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/c5-general-discussion/99039-c5s-snow.html):


Will you be driving your C5 in the snow this winter?
Remo:cool


Remo was uncharacteristically subdued in 2007, but if you read through the full thread, you'll see him begin to go off the tracks the longer the thread goes on.

2006 (http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/c5-general-discussion/88632-c5ers-winter-soon.html):


I know many of you think I get sort of cranky when winter begins to set in up here in New Engalnd - and you wouldn't be wrong. I also know that in a couple of months the subject of who drives their C5 in snow will eventually raise it's ugly head. So on behalf of all you brave snow driver I decided to contact the Tire Rack to see what they recommended for equipment to drive a C5 successfully through snow. http://www.tirerack.com/snow/WinterP...01&autoModClar (http://www.tirerack.com/snow/WinterPackageMain.jsp?autoMake=Chevrolet&autoModel=Corvette&autoYear=2001&autoModClar)=

Well imagine my confusion when they didn't recommend anything. So I called and spoke to one of their reps. He said they really didn't think piloting a Corvette through snow was the brightest thing one might do. Well I was floored. I told him that I've read many testimonials on various Corvette websites from people who regularly drive C5's in the snow. His respose was "yes, and we pray for them everyday".

Remo:cool


Us, think you get 'cranky' in the winter, Remo? Perish the thought. :chuckle

If memory serves, the video he starts this thread with was originally posted either in 2006 or 2005. So Remo's recycling material. Not that there's anything wrong with that! Recycling is very 'green.'

Hmm. Green. Christmas. Remo. If only.

2005 (http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/c5-general-discussion/77371-c5s-snow.html):


Yesterday I was at a restaurant in Nashua, NH where I witnessed the reason you should not drive a Corvette in a snowstorm. The restaurant sits on hill and the parking lot has a sharp decline. I observed a C5 come into the lot (headed downhill) and make an attempt to turn hard right and park. The car did a slow spin and then slid off the end of the paved parking area. Within a minute another C5 showed up. At this point the two guys and their dates are all out of the the cars trying to figure out what to do about Corvette #1 in the weeds.

When I came out of the restaurant Corvette #2 driver and I pushed Corvette #1 while the owner rocked it back onto the pavement. Both drivers decided to go to another restaurant that had a "level" parking area. This ment that both Corvettes now had to drive up hill to exit the lot. When my wife and I left both Corvettes were still struggling to get to the exit at the top of the driveway. There's a lesson here someplace.

Remo:cool

NOTE: While helping these guys, one of their girl friends noticed I had a Corvette logo on my jacket. She said "oh where's yours"? Unbelievable!

Bon appetit, mon ami.
:L

Now, apparently our search feature won't go back more than five years. But I did find this thread from the tail end of the winter of 2004/05 (http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/c5-general-discussion/64289-snow-16-here-we-go-again.html):


Dateline - New England - 28 February 2005

New England weather forcast. Snow begins this afternoon, continuing through the night into mid day Tuesday March 1st. Anticipate 12" - 18" of snow north and west of Boston.

Corvette remains in winter storage. All sharp objects have been removed from my immediate work area. Medication continues to be administered.

Remo:cool

...and yes, four and a half years later, medication still continues to be administered.
:W

-Patrick

Red Vette
12-19-09, 01:26 PM
At least they chose a vette with a great sounding exhaust. Mine stay in heated storage until the snow melts, sometime in April or May. Did take the 08 out for a corvette function right after Thanksgiving, driving on ice and snow pack road from the garage to the paved highway and it performed great. Would not have taken it if the next day's forecast was not for warmer weather. Washed it and stored it on Monday. Tuesday it snowed and was cold. I have to wait for Patrick to reassure me (as he does each winter after I post a response to Remo's annual driving in the snow thread) that the snow will indeed melt. With Obamacare still lerking in the horizon, Remo may be cut off from his meds as the public option will not fund them and the Obamacare people surely will make the insurance companies charge a huge premium for corvette drivers that have withdrawl pains in the winter. CACers may have to contribute to a fund administered by Patrick to purchase the meds.
Barrett

6 Shooter
12-19-09, 02:48 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/cyal8tr/08tripSH-TNtoL-MO.jpg

6 Shooter
12-19-09, 03:13 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/cyal8tr/09JanuarySnowDrive.jpg

Remo
12-19-09, 03:50 PM
Dwayne....doesn't Mickey live next door?:L



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/cyal8tr/09JanuarySnowDrive.jpg

Remo
12-19-09, 04:13 PM
http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/nn411/minicoopers11/picard-facepalm.jpg

For those of you who may be relatively new to the CAC, you have now stumbled onto a seasonal tradition here in the C5 Forums: Remo's annual admonition against driving your C5 in the snow. This is the warning signal for staff that it's time to get the winter meds out. Left to his own devices this time of year, Remo's separation from his Corvette could reach crisis levels that might break the internet.

...and yes, four and a half years later, medication still continues to be administered.
:W

-Patrick

Darn it Patrick......I thought I'd cleverly set trap again....but alas you've exposed my plan. Oh well...pass the medication.:L
Remo:cool (ahhhh, I'm feeling better already)

ProfessorBlaze
12-19-09, 04:14 PM
wouldn't because it's dumb to drive any RWD in the snow. having to is one thing but the z06 isn't my daily driver so I don't have to.


andyone who lives where it snows and ONLY owns a corvette for transportation isn't very smart.;LOL

C6 CRZN
12-19-09, 06:21 PM
I do live a bit down hill from Dwayne. That means he had to drive uphill to go home, all of about 150 feet. :L

killain
12-19-09, 10:50 PM
Nope just won't do it!


Same here ! Worked too hard and worried too much as to keeping her looking as close to the day she was pulled around the dealership in all her 50th anni. red glory, just to do something that clearly is NOT POSSIBLE ! If you take it out. . . How are you going to get in back in ?

Edmond
12-19-09, 11:20 PM
If you take it out. . . How are you going to get in back in ?

That's what my girlfriend asked me and I didn't have an answer for her, either. ;LOL

Would I drive my C5 in the snow? I don't know, I don't think it really snows here.:upthumbs But if it does snow, I have my Scion for snow driving.

Toms007
12-20-09, 12:04 AM
Not on purpose! That guy in the video must be a real tool........like a screw(ed up) driver! :boogie

5thgeneration
12-20-09, 11:17 AM
No ! NO NO ! That's what my trusty Cavalier is for ! :thumb

Remo
12-20-09, 05:34 PM
Just brush it off, take it to the Mall and finish your Christmas shopping.:L
Remo:cool

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/neokorros/IMG_3217.jpg

Patrick
12-20-09, 05:37 PM
Just brush it off, take it to the Mall and finish your Christmas shopping.:L
Remo:cool

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/neokorros/IMG_3217.jpg


Nurse! We need double strength on Remo's daily meds! Stat!

Fullback32
12-21-09, 12:47 PM
Drive it in the snow? Oh , hell no. That what the Hyundai Santa Fe is for!

I did drive him Friday though. I had the day off and it was the first time I had driven the 'vette in three weeks as the weather has been pretty bad here in Colorado lately. The roads were clear and it was going to get up to 41. I enjoyed driving him, but it was kind of an odd feeling. For some reason, it just didn't feel right to be driving him in the cold weather! It was like something was missing. Am I the only one?

Remo
12-23-09, 10:47 AM
No further comment.......
Remo:cool

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2633/4201424471_4630fe1107.jpg

Remo
12-23-09, 11:02 AM
Well as soon as it stops...I'll back the SUV out of the garage and.....
Remo:cool

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww10/VetteMix/snow010.jpg

Patrick
12-23-09, 11:33 AM
88 Days until Spring starts. 88 days of Remo stirring the pot. God, give me strength...
:(

Remo
12-23-09, 05:50 PM
He'll ski the bunny hill all day preparing for the giant slalom on the ride home.:L
Remo:cool

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/newnest/DSC01903.jpg

6 Shooter
12-23-09, 10:56 PM
http://i48.tinypic.com/i59p91.jpg

MM-C5
12-23-09, 11:01 PM
http://i48.tinypic.com/i59p91.jpg
You are a CLASS ACT Shooter! :upthumbs

T:wM

MM-C5
12-23-09, 11:03 PM
88 days of Remo stirring the pot. God, give me strength...
:(....to accept the things I cannot change.........;LOL



T:wM

MM-C5
12-23-09, 11:09 PM
I do live a bit down hill from Dwayne. That means he had to drive uphill to go home, all of about 150 feet. :LDARN!!! ;squint: Wish you hadn't said that! Now either he or Remo will start a thread about having to walk up hill in the snow, all the way to school.....and back! :boogie

T:wm

Remo
12-24-09, 09:50 AM
DARN!!! ;squint: Wish you hadn't said that! Now either he or Remo will start a thread about having to walk up hill in the snow, all the way to school.....and back! :boogie

T:wm

Boy those were tuff days.
Remo:cool

Patrick
12-24-09, 01:18 PM
Remo, here's (http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/comedy-central/119249-diary-mad-snow-shoveller.html#post1004964) a little Christmas Present for you.
;)

Remo
12-25-09, 09:57 AM
Thanks Patrick.......BTW are those the same white pills you have my nurse giving me?:L
Remo:cool

gmjunkie
12-25-09, 10:30 AM
No,It'll never happen!!!;LOL;LOL;LOL

:D

http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=21541&d=1261751332

Remo
12-26-09, 12:18 PM
"911 operator....how can I help?":L
Remo:cool

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k67/mrhiperf/img1261353925712.jpg

Remo
01-28-10, 05:37 PM
I never had this problem with my C5.:L
Remo:cool

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/ekrubi/Spring%20Moutain/P4240036.jpg

ARKvette02
01-28-10, 05:55 PM
SNOW?????? I wont even go out if its cloudy!!!;LOL:boogie

muddywaters
01-28-10, 08:31 PM
Go ahead.........Drive em in the snow............I'll lock my hubs........

philbillyvette
01-30-10, 04:37 PM
had 3 days of C5 enjoyment earlier this week, gonna leave it alone for a few days now....we got this overnight in virginia beach and it is still coming down.

MY4THVette
02-03-10, 02:15 AM
Drive in the snow! Noooo
I agree wth Billy - I don't get the Vette's out if it's cloudy
Usually ck the Doppler too!
Course, if both my 4x4's were down and the Accord not
available ---and if - say an emergency came up--well
what the heck-- It's insured ....

Remo
02-03-10, 11:18 AM
Ideal solution:L

http://www.thefreeauction.com/ebay/MyCorvette4X4.jpg

Toms007
02-03-10, 11:40 AM
I like that Remo :thumb The best of driving in the snow, mud.....whatever. The handling might suffer somewhat, but what you can't drive around, you can just drive over it.


Can we lower it just a smidge? You know, "They just look better lowered". ;LOL

PreacherNutshot
02-03-10, 01:32 PM
Can we lower it just a smidge? You know, "They just look better lowered". ;LOL

Damn straight, fill that wheel well! :rotfl

Tulsa Corvette Guy
02-17-10, 11:18 AM
No, I will wait till spring,, :upthumbs

Tulsa Corvette Guy
02-17-10, 11:20 AM
This Picture should be taken off. This is not what I come to the site for.

Mac
02-18-10, 03:14 AM
That is not the picture which was originally posted.

When you link pictures from another website (called using a hot link), you're consuming that website's bandwidth each time the picture is viewed.

Sometimes, when you use a hot link to an image from another website without their permission, they get back at you by swapping the image to something nasty. Sorry if the image offended and thank you for letting us know this happened.

-Mac